At least five people were injured in an explosion at a bus stop on a busy avenue in the centre of Chile's capital. All of the injured, including a 30-year-old woman who sustained severe wounds, were rushed to hospitals, local media report.
An explosive device was located in a bag at a bus stop in the centre of Vicuña Mackena Avenue, according to preliminary reports.
🔴El instante que una segunda explosión sorprende en zona donde ocurrió estallido en paradero de Santiago Centro. Se desconoce hasta ahora el origen. pic.twitter.com/8TCszcIj3v— T13 (@T13) January 4, 2019
Explosive ordnance disposal units were deployed to the scene; the area remains cordoned off.
According to media reports, authorities are investigating the potential involvement of eco-terrorists in the incident, after they posted a provocative statement on the internet prior the attack.